Over the last few weeks, there has been an important debate on a number of issues relating to the Rainbow community.
The Commission’s mission is to promote and protect the human rights of all New Zealanders so that everyone is able to live their lives in dignity – free from discrimination.
For this to happen we need to ensure that no New Zealanders are excluded from any area of public life. We know that some groups are more vulnerable than others to discrimination and unfair treatment.
Over the next several months the Commission is supporting two events aimed at prioritising human rights issues for the LGBTI community and developing concrete actions:
- A human rights forum as part of the ILGA Oceania Human Rights and Health Conference (March 10: 10.30 – 12.30), and
- A human rights forum in partnership with the Auckland Pride Festival Working Group (late March, early April – date to be finalised shortly)
We encourage all members of the Rainbow community to participate in these events. Watch this space for further information as it comes to hand.
To learn more about the work that the Commission does with regards to Economic, Social, and Cultural rights view this section.